Festive season pushes up Sugar price in Uganda


Sugar prices have gone high in Kampala, Uganda, in response to festive season shopping speculation and mills producing below capacity.

The chairman of Uganda Sugar Manufacturers Association, Jim Kabeho says shortage of sugar has forced prices to jump up.

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However, people buy sugar from Uganda and resale in neigbouring markets for higher profits, according to industry reports. In some other East African countries, the demand for sugar exceeds production.

Official statistics show that Uganda consumed about 350,000 metric tonnes of sugar last year while there are expectations for the volume to increase,